G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that Russian soldiers who attempt to attack from the facility or attack the facility would become targets of Ukrainian forces.
In a letter to colleagues, Pelosi said the House will pass the Senate-approved Inflation Reduction Act on Friday.
Kim claimed "victory" over the pandemic as his sister, Kim Yo-jong, blamed the outbreak from the leaflets sent across the border from South Korea.
House Democrats unanimously passed the Inflation Reduction Act, marking another legislative achievement under the Biden administration.
In her meeting with a delegation of US lawmakers, President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan remains committed to a stable Taiwan Strait.
The former adviser to ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Sean Turnell, pleaded not guilty to the charges of violating the state secrets law.
The Latvian parliament voted on a resolution to designate Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and urged the West to impose tougher sanctions.
Ukraine and Russian-installed officials in occupied parts have traded accusations over the shelling near the Zaporizhzhia facility.
North Korea criticized UN chief Antonio Guterres' support for its denuclearization, calling the comments biased.
The UK defense ministry said in its intelligence update, Russian forces are reorienting its positions in southern Ukraine as separatists continue to bombard the Donbas region.
Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani said the Afghan government was not included in the peace process talks between the US under the Trump administration and the Taliban.
The Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council said it has no authority to dissolve parliament and cannot interfere in legislative and executive decisions.
Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.
US DOJ AG Merrick Garland says there is no rush on Jan. 6 investigation
The US Justice Department has been facing growing pressure from lawmakers, legal experts, and the public to take action regarding the events that transpired before, during, and after the Capitol insurrection last January 6, 2021. Attorney General Merrick Garland said last week that there is no rush regarding the department’s ongoing probe.
In a press conference Friday last week, Garland said that there is no rush in the ongoing investigation by the department into the insurrection, despite getting criticized for staying silent on whether there is a probe or indictment or not. When pressed on whether he felt pressured to move quickly on the case, Garland said that the only pressure is in doing the right thing.
“The only pressure I feel, and the only pressure that our line of prosecutors feel, is to do the right thing,” said Garland. “That means we follow the facts and the law, wherever they may lead.”
Hundreds of people who participated in the Capitol insurrection have already been prosecuted and charged, and the DOJ continues to track down other individuals who are suspected to be involved. The Washington Post reported that the DOJ is looking to broaden the scope of its probe, including the events that led up to the January 6 rally that preceded the insurrection.
The Justice Department said it would look into who was responsible for the rally and how people obtained funds to travel to Washington DC.
Garland’s remarks follow his previous comments to NPR, assuring that the department is not going to back away from politically-sensitive cases that would involve former President Donald Trump and members of his inner circle. The comments came amidst the findings of the congressional committee probing the riots that Trump committed multiple criminal acts in his desperate attempt to overturn his 2020 election loss to Joe Biden.
Garland said at the time that the DOJ is not avoiding controversial, or highly political cases, but that the department is trying to steer clear of making decisions on a political or partisan basis. The DOJ chief also explained that the agency is already allocating a lot of its resources to investigating and prosecuting those involved on January 6.